Laurence Simoncini has moved towards the light. Black still features in her next home, an apartment created from a warren of office space, but more as an accent along with pops of gold. The emphasis is on textures playing off the white walls. Industrial meets vintage meets high Parisian style. Which do you like the dark or the light? Hard choice isn’t it? I think I might just have to take both.
Photography by Romain Ricard
You might remember Laurence Simoncini‘s Ile De Ré holiday home. (Here‘s Kim’s post about it.)The perfect exercise in rugged texture and scale. Well welcome to her Parisian warehouse home. Dark, moody and glamorous. Mustards and golds pop against deepest greys and blacks and an oversized gorilla lives in the lush, almost tropical garden. It’s dramatic yet cocooning, a dark oasis full of industrial and vintage touches. Don’t get too settled in though. Sh has moved as you will see in my next post.
Las 2 Mercedes is a Madrid-based interior design studio founded in 2012 by Mercedes Peralta and Mercedes Valdenebro. Their work is all about warmth and timelessness, personality and pizzazz. Think a mix of contemporary design, mid-century furniture and antiques, understated, elegant and serene.
Interior decorators Carlos Rocha and Vítor Duarte of White and Kaki must have reached into my imagination and made my dream of a Portuguese getaway come true. Neutral tones, texture on texture, an earthy sophistication. Throw the doors open to coastal breezes or escape indoors to the cool of stone and plaster. The perfect marriage of its Mediterranean roots, tribal influences and industrial touches. You’ll find me slumped on a white sofa or soaking in the bedroom tub.
Photography by Luis Ferraz
A total refurbishment of this central Madrid apartment is all about the art of mixing. Mixing styles, periods, materials and colour. From the crisp white salon with its mid century vibes and turquoise accents to the earthy wicker of the dining room to the dashes of bold pattern throughout, it’s fresh and fabulous, chic and sharp. El Viso by interior architect Belén Ferrándiz.